House OKs lower tax rates for private schools

Nestor Corrales 08/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill that would lower tax rates for proprietary schools and allow them to avail of the 10-percent preferential rate on taxable…

More senators oppose tax hike on private schools

DJ Yap 06/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Have a heart,” Sen. Nancy Binay implored the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Sunday as more senators joined the chorus of objections to the 150-percent income tax hike on struggling private schools amid…

Private schools working to provide quality education amid the pandemic

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 01/11/2021

Almost after a year of being cooped up indoors due to the global health crisis, some people have started realizing that we are no longer fighting the virus. We are adapting to live with it. And as…

25 private schools close temporarily in CV – DepEd-7

Futch Anthony Inso 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) has already recorded 25 basic education private schools in the region that has temporarily stopped their operations for the school year 2020-2021. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez,…

Private school enrollment drops to less than half

Mariejo S. Ramos 09/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The situation in private schools seemed to be worse than Education Secretary Leonor Briones initially estimated in June as actual enrollment figures showed that less than half of learners have registered in those institutions…

Coping with challenges in learning under the new normal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Learning in the “new normal” has begun for students and teachers in private institutions. Although the classes in public schools are set to open on October 5, 2020 yet, some private schools have decided…

DepEd: Private, Catholic schools can reopen any time before Oct. 5

Jodee A. Agoncillo, Jovic Yee 08/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Saturday said Catholic and other private schools and those not managed by it may open the school year before Oct. 5, provided they only use “distance learning modalities”…

DepEd: Private schools allowed to start classes before Oct. 5

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of  Education (DepEd) on Saturday allowed private schools to start classes on August 24 or any date ahead of the October 5 opening for public schools. “DepEd hereby clarifies that such private…

Private schools urged to accept tuition in installment

Julie Aurelio 05/30/2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to private schools to allow tuition payment on a “staggered” basis as families reel from the economic effects of the new coronavirus pandemic. The President made the call as he endorsed the…

Private school employees ask gov’t to reconsider ‘no vaccine, no classes’ stand

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Council of Teachers and Staff of the Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (CoTeSCUP) has asked the national government to reconsider the holding off of classes citing the plight of private schools…

‘Private schools should defer physical classes’

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Private schools may reopen for classes before the public schools, but they should not hold face-to-face classes until Aug. 24, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Roque also said the Inter-Agency Task Force on…

No class suspension yet in Cebu City — Labella

Rosalie Abatayo 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — School children may be better shielded against the coronavirus disease while attending classes in school rather than when their classes are cut short amid the health threat. In a meeting with the heads…

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